We all know that breast feed is best for the baby. Often you will get much information available regarding breast feeding. You hardly get any information regarding bottle feeding of your baby. Now if you have planned or decided to bottle feed your little one then you could be a little confused as of from where to start. One thing you should ensure that your baby receives all the nutrients.
Remember when you will start bottle feeding, in the beginning your baby may not feel comfortable as he or she is accustomed with breast feeding. So it would be unrealistic if you expect any instant result. Bottle feeding is an art and with proper equipment it becomes a safe and stress–free experience for you and your little one. To make bottle feeding safe and healthy for your baby, here are few bottle feeding tips that will help you.
- Proper bottle feeding equipment
Your bottle feeding baby would need a number of bottles and teats. As far as hygiene concern, always buy simple bottles and teats which are easy to wash and sterilize. Remember feeding bottles with different shapes and patterns are difficult to clean.
It is very important to sterilize the bottle, teats and other feeding equipments for your baby’s health. At least twice or thrice in a day you need to sterilize those. Proper sterilization of the feeding equipments keeps away the bacteria and the germs. It helps your baby to stay fit and healthy.
- Keep the teat full
Make sure that the teat is full of milk otherwise your baby could intake air.
- Hold the baby properly
Place your baby in a little upright position so that the head is little higher than the belly. Support the head so that the baby can swallow easily. You need to keep an eye whether your baby can breathe properly while feeding.
- Pat or rub the back
When you finish feeding your baby, you need to rub or pat the back so that your baby could burp and bring out the wind. This will make your baby feel comfortable.
- How to bottle feed your baby
Sit comfortably and hold your baby and enjoy looking in the eyes of your little one while feeding. This is the time when you feel close to your baby. Bottle feeding will not slowdown your bonding with your baby. Both of you will enjoy looking at each other.
To conclude, you must buy some first-class baby formula container so that you can store the formula when you are going out with your baby. Carry the boiled water and prepare the formula to feed your sweet little one whenever he or she feels hungry. Care for your little one and enjoy your motherhood.